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blood donation restrictions

  • 6th December 2013

    US: Department of Health asked by federal working group to look at removing lifetime gay blood ban 1

    US Federal advisory panel proposes new surveillance system for gay and bisexual blood donation

    4:46 PM — A US federal working group on blood-donor policies has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a new plan to possibly allow blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

  • 24th October 2011

    SNP condemns gay blood ban 51

    The lifetime ban will be lifted on November 7th (Photo: Sarah G)

    3:21 PM — The Scottish National Party has approved a motion condeming the blood donation ban on gay men. Delegates at the party's conference in Inverness backed a motion which said that new rules allowing gay men to donate blood if celibate for a year are not good enough.

  • 20th September 2011

    Lib Dems say 12-month gay blood ban must be lifted 27

    The Lib Dem conference voted to urge the government to remove the 12-month ban

    12:02 PM — The Liberal Democrat party has voted to urge the government to go further on removing blood donation restrictions on gay men. Members at the party's conference in Birmingham agreed that the new 12-month deferral period is "a ban by any other name".

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